Children enjoy pasta. Here is another way you can dish out pasta for children. Half-boiled and deep-fried, they become a crunchy treat to eat. You can toss them with seasoning and serve. Experiment with pasta shapes and colors.
|Whole wheat fusilli||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Dried mixed herbs||1 1/2 Teaspoon|
|Freshly ground black pepper||1/2 Teaspoon|
|Oil||1 Cup (16 tbs) (For deep frying)|
In a broad non- stick pan, combine enough water, oil and salt. Bring to a boil.
Add pasta and cook on a medium flame for 10 to 12 minutes or till the pasta is 50% cooked, while stirring occasionally. Drain well and refresh using enough cold water.
Place a muslin cloth on a clean, dry surface, spread the cooked pasta over it, and keep aside for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine the mixed herbs, pepper powder and salt in a small bowl and mix well. Keep aside.
Heat oil in a deep non-stick pan and deep-fry half the pasta, till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.
Repeat step 5 to deep-fry the remaining pasta in one more batch.
Sprinkle the mixed herbs-pepper mixture on the fried pasta and toss well.
Keep aside to cool completely.
Store in an air-tight container and serve as required.
Serving size Complete recipe
Calories 643Calories from Fat 284
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33 g50.8%
Saturated Fat 3 g15%
Trans Fat 0 g
Sodium 458 mg19.08%
Total Carbohydrates 89 g29.7%
Dietary Fiber 13 g52%
Protein 15 g30%
Vitamin A % Vitamin C %
Calcium % Iron %
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet